OT What do you think of this Mobo

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  1. Sex Machine

    Sex Machine New Member

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    ASUS P5N-E SLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    AGP Slots: None
    CPU Type: Core 2 Extreme/Core 2 Duo/Pentium D/Celeron
    DDR2 Standard: DDR2 800
    Dual Channel Supported: Yes
    FSB: 1066/800MHz
    Maximum Memory Supported: 8GB
    Number of DDR2 Slots: 4 x 240pin
    PCI Express x16: 2 (SLI mode: x8, x8)
    South Bridge: NVIDIA MCP51
    Supported CPU Technologies: Hyper-Threading Technology


    Is it a good one to buy? I'm going to buy a core 2 duo. Would't mind having an sli just in case I want to add another video card later.
     
  2. DAN513

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    Go with either the 680i chipset or the Intel 975.

    You need to also ask yourself, will you really add another video card? I've seen so many people buy a board that supports SLI only to never add another card either because the one they got is good enough or they can't find the identical card anymore.
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't think the 650i chipset is worth going for.

    The 650i and 680i motherboards are reworks of the 570 and 590 chipsets.

    So you would be better off ponying up the extra bucks for either a 590 chipset, or a 680i.

    I know you said you might want to do SLI at a later date, but you could
    always get an Intel chipset board and just put the best 8800 card you could afford in it.
    One 8800gtx is as fast as a pair of 7900gtx cards.

    If that were the case, you would give yourself some nice options on the motherboard.
    If you would like a bargain board with top shelf quality that overclocks well,
    then get the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3. $140 shipped.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128012

    Or the higher up 965 board, the Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6,
    $204 shipped.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128323

    If you want to go with Asus, the 590 chipset P5N32 SLI Premium $226 shipped is a go.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131071

    Then there is the eVga 680i board that's stone cold great, but $257 shipped.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813188009
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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  5. rsxm5

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    As Emmet said, if you are going with an Nvidia chipset, go for a 680i. The EVGA 680i board that he mentioned is awesome and is kicking ass in all the reviews.
     

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